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Switch Location

Hey Guys

So a month ago I installed some KC slimlites and I have temporarily located the switch by the driverside kickpanel. I want to move it to a more reasonable location. Any ideas? I was thinking about finding someone to frabricate the benzel around the radio, but not too keen on trying to do it my self.

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you could get a sport trac bezel with a switch for the rear defrost and have a second foglight switch there...it looks stock and is a direct swap
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You can get a low profile rocker switch and mount it in the center bezel. If you look where the red circle is in this pic, you'll see where I mounted my round rocker switch. It also has a blue LED indicator light. I did it with a drill and a sand wheel....but a Dremel tool would be perfect for this.

Really the only interior pic that shows the switch.....bad pic, but it does the trick.

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Many different locations shown in this thread:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=12189

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or you could do this:
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switch 1: KCs
switch 2: Under-Dash neons
switch 3: Train Horns
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Here's mine. I just used a stock fog light switch and mounted it in the "extra slot" on the bezel.

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1.) Still deciding.... 2.) ABS Disable 3.) A/C Compressor Disable

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1.) Still deciding.... 2.) ABS Disable 3.) A/C Compressor Disable


i like that setup
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Wasn't hard at all. Dual DIN adaptor plate from Circuit City($20+tax) and 3 rockers ($5+tax/each). I don't like the ones with cubby's cuz they're basically useless unless you have toothpick fingers or something and I got tired of looking at the blank plate. After thinking for an hour where to mount some switches, I had an epiphany. I was thinking about using the first one for my reverse lights. That lil toggle on the top left of the bezel controls them. The bezel needs paint anyways, the rubber crap is peeling. I just have to fill in the lil hole where the toggle use to be.....I dunno yet.
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since i dont smoke, i put my firefighter blue light switch, and my efan a/c interruptor switch(it will turn the fan off if the a/c compressor is running) in the ash tray of my explorer center console.....it has a flip up lid that can hide the switchs and give my interior a "factory" look..........
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here is my k/c switch
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if you don't use the cig lighter you could put a switch in there like i did:
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Real easy switch plate
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^ do you have pics on how you did that
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How did you get your dual din radio bezel to be a smooth looking single din without an adapter? Or is there some slide of hand?
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He molded the adapter into the bezel.
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yup, i fiberglassed it then bondoed it. followed by hours of sanding and prepping for paint. but everything will change soon....
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Here's mine. I just used a stock fog light switch and mounted it in the "extra slot" on the bezel.

Mine looks very similar to that, but with a touchscreen molded in where the radio goes.
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well lets see a picture kyle.
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i put them in my pillar on my old Ranger.
3 sets of lights and my e-fan

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if you don't use the cig lighter you could put a switch in there like i did:


where did u find a switch to fit that?
i like that idea

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Mine looks very similar to that, but with a touchscreen molded in where the radio goes.
wow way to brag...lol
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i just picked up a 12v switch at Radioshack. it had a square plate around it but i just grinded it down with a Dremel to be circle and stuck it in haha
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Hey guys

Thanks for all the ideas. I liked Rolldogg's location the best, and when I get some time I will get started on that.
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Real easy switch plate

Where did you get that bezel where your switches are mounted? I want that! I never use my ash tray cause that's what windows are for, and I can just relocate the airbag switch.
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